Sunday, March 26, 2017
In the Second Reading from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians, Paul says, "Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth."
Is that not what our whole purpose in Lent is? To seek the light; to discover a deeper understanding of the Lord’s place in our lives; to open our eyes; and to become faithful Disciples of the Lord? All of us are in a spiritual battle with the devil that wants to keep us in darkness and confusion - our eternal soul needs Christ the light. His truth, His grace, His friendship and His protection dispel the darkness, confusion and our useless fear and anxieties.
We often make reference to the fact that we are called to be disciples. What does that mean? According to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, it meant, "Do not keep Christ to yourselves. Share with others the joy of your faith. The world needs the witness of your faith; it surely needs God."
Let us live as children of light.
Fr. Kenneth Nobrega
During Lent and beyond as we attempt to turn away from sin, and be faithful to the Gospel, we can all use the extra spiritual protection from this short but powerful prayer. Following the final blessing at our Masses, please join in as the celebrant priest leads the congregation in praying the "St. Michael Prayer." May God bless us with His spiritual protection.
April 28-30 (English)
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